Subject: Console login fails with NIS
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Martti Kuparinen <email@example.com>
Date: 06/09/2005 15:45:27
My NFS/NIS server (NetBSD/i386 2.0.2) stopped responding to NIS
queries and I had to walk down to the machine room and login as root
on the console. I was not able to login as I was just getting
"yp_first: clnt_call: RPC: Timed out" messages on the console (before
and after I typed "root" and the root password).
I thought there would be somekind of timeout so I waiting almost 10
minutes to get to the shell prompt but it never appeared so I had to
power off the whole machine.
And now some questions:
- why is NIS database queries done with local accounts?
- why isn't the NIS calls timing out?
- anyone else having problems with RPC services?